CW TECHSTERS IS A DIGITAL SKILLS PROGRAMME AIMING TO PROMOTE DIGITAL INCLUSION
AND EMPOWER THE NEXT GENERATION OF ICT TALENT
The tech sector is a significant contributor to the UK's economy and touches on all industries. A stable pipeline of talent is crucial for its continued success. There is an urgent need for large numbers of technical staff, and diversity and inclusion must underpin our training and education systems.
CW aspires to help close the digital divide by providing young talent with opportunities to learn about advanced technologies and apply their learning in practical, problem-solving events.
CW Techsters, created and led by Patricia Chan, Head of Business Development for CW, is a digital skills programme designed to promote digital inclusion and diversity, attracting and empowering young people aged 16-22 with the skills to thrive in the digital economy and champion economic, social and environmental change. It aims to enhance knowledge across a range of key tech areas, and increase awareness of career options within the sector.
Our course leaders are inspirational industry leaders who share their knowledge and expertise of these emerging technologies, delivered through online, open learning and in-person events.
Each themed programme consists of three stages – online courses and two one-day, in-person events:
- Online learning – a range of digital skills courses leading to a CW certificate and accredited digital badges
- Bootcamp – an interactive deeper dive into the technological building blocks of the programme’s theme and its anticipated impact on the world. A challenge statement is issued during the day and participants are tasked to work together to prepare their ideas for the final stage.
- Ideation workshop – participants are supported by mentors to explore and finally present their solutions to the real-world challenge.
Help us inspire the next generation as subject experts, speakers, mentors and corporate sponsors.
Watch the videos below from the live events to get a flavour of CW Techsters in action.
To find out more, get in touch with Patricia Chan